Host Mechanic: Freeware to Edit, Delete or Restore Hosts File in Windows

Recently we posted a tutorial for restoring default Hosts file in Windows operating system:

How to Reset Hosts File to Default in Windows?

The above tutorial helps you in resetting content of Hosts file to default in case the file becomes corrupt or deleted accidentally.

Now we are going to share a freeware to do the task automatically with many more advanced features.

"Host Mechanic" is a free software for Windows which allows you to edit, delete or restore default Hosts file in Windows. This free tool can be used in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and later.

With the help of this tool, you can add new website IP address, URL easily and quickly to Hosts file. The tool also allows you to delete or restore default Hosts file using a single click.


This small utility is portable so you don't need to install it. Simply download and run the EXE file. You can also carry it on your USB drive.

You can download it using following link:

Download Host Mechanic

Thanks to AskVG reader "Hackerpunk1" for creating and sharing the tool with us.

Please feel free to post your feedback and suggestions in your comment...

NOTE: Some new and not very popular security software might show malware warning message when you try to download or run this software. Please ignore the message, its a false positive. Since this tool tries to modify system file, the security software incorrectly detects it as suspicious item. The software is absolutely safe to use.


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  • This looks like an extremely useful utility.

  • Really nice Hackerpunk1 !!... I've been looking for this tools hardly

  • What exactly do we do with the text highlighted in black? Do we just click "Add to Host," and all the highlighted information is added to the host file? Or, do we have to manually enter each of the websites up above, then click the "Add to Host" button? Thank you for you help and feedback!

  • ***Is the highlighted text (in black) the current host file?

  • VG

    ^^ Yes. You just need to click on the button and it'll be automatically added to host file. The highlighted text in black shows the content of hosts file.

  • Thanks VG for that i am so happy that tool because i wanted to block some social websites by host file but i was unable so hope that tool will help me.

    also your tools seems cool and very useful. Thanks bro.

  • This is cool cuz it can do many other things with the Host file, I use a REG edit file to ad block yahoo ads and has worked well for some time and was so easy I did on my own :)


  • Damm, I am looking for app with host editing ability over local network

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